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Skating to Antarctica: A Journey to the End of the World

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"The one truly generous act of my mother's that I could really put my finger on: her leaving me alone."

So writes Jenny Diski of the parent she has neither seen nor heard from since 1966, the year her father died.

In search of an escape from her suicidal sexually abusive parents, Diski spends her teenage years in the oblivion of heavy drug use and psychiatric wards. As an adult she finds a new haven: the boundless, blank iciness of Antarctica where everything "is colored white and filled with a singing silence."

This blistering account interweaves the story of the author's journey to the end of the earth, her daughter's search for Diski's missing mother, and Diski's own search of her memory-hardened heart.

About the Author

Jenny Diski has written seven novels, a volume of short stories, and a collection of essays. She lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780880016032
Author:
Diski, Jenny
Publisher:
Ecco
Location:
Hopewell, N.J. :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
British
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Foreign countries
Subject:
Women novelists, English
Subject:
British -- Travel -- Antarctica.
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
v. 330
Publication Date:
1998
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
250 p.
Dimensions:
8.34x5.72x1.06 in. .86 lbs.

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